What is the nature of reality? And, how can math provide the answers? On this program, Prof. Max Tegmark discussed the ultimate nature of reality.

Topics: science, physics, math, groks

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Euclidean geometry seems fundamental to the way the world operated, so much so that we often take for granted its basic tenets. On this program, Dr. David Berlinski discussed his book, The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements.

Topics: science, geometry, math, euclidl, groks

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What is the basis for the common numerical counting systems found in mathematics? And, how do these vary across the globe? On this program, Alex Bellos discussed number theory.

Topics: science, math, euclid, numbers, groks

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In this episode we talk with Dr. David Hand about his book "The Improbability Principle" and why "miracles" and coincidences happen much more often than we would expect.

Topics: improbability, statistics, groks, science, math

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Math may often seem daunting and unapproachable, even for professional mathematicians. Luckily, math can also be viewed as hot and sexy. On this program, Danica McKellar discussed hot math.

Topics: science, math, wonder years, groks

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The subject of mathematics often seems dry and removed from reality. This is largely because the true beauty of mathematics is rarely conveyed when the subject is taught. On this episode, Prof. Edward Frenkel discussed the hidden reality of math and the Langlands program.

Topics: science, math, Langlands program, Edward Frenkel, groks

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Mathematics may appear to be constructed on absolute foundations derived from first principles. But, are mathematical tenets as absolute as they seem? On this program, Gaurav Suri discussed the philosophical implications of ambiguity in math.

Topics: science, math, ambiguity

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Art and science are inexorably intertwined, with advances in one often inspiring advances in the other. Nowhere is this more evident than in the work of Leonardo da Vinci. On this program, Prof. Bulent Atalay discussed math and the Mona Lisa.

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Topics: science, math, art, mona lisa

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